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Mother of Manchester terror attack victim calls for protective security improvements at 2019 Step Change Summit

Figen Murray – the mother of Manchester Arena terror attack victim Martyn Hett –  opened the third annual Step Change Summit at the Farnborough Exhibition Centre by stating: “As the mother of a victim of terror, I don’t have the power to prevent other parents or...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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Government provides additional £100 million funding for police to tackle violent crime

A further £100 million funding will be made available by central Government to police forces in the worst affected areas in England and Wales for tackling violent criminality (including knife crime). Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the Spring Statement that this funding...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Compliance and procurement professionals’ confidence in decline as environmental, regulation and fraud concerns begin to escalate

Dun & Bradstreet’s 2019 Compliance and Procurement Sentiment Report finds that confidence around the effectiveness to prevent fraud, manage regulation and Brexit-related change and identify environmental, social and governance concerns has fallen. The findings show that...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Securitas celebrates role of females in security on International Women’s Day

Securitas marked International Women’s Day 2019 on Friday 8 March by hosting one of the tables at a prestigious City of London breakfast event. Ten women from across the business attended the gathering to celebrate the contribution and achievements of women in Securitas and,...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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ASIS International issues new guidelines for selection and training of security officers

ASIS International has published the ASIS Private Security Officer (PSO) Selection and Training Guidelines (ASIS PSO-2019) which provides recommendations for establishing and managing a programme for the selection and training of private security officers. The document is deemed...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Timber fire doors demonstrate “outstanding performance” in ongoing MHCLG investigation

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is standing firm in its view that the only way in which to address the “legacy of fire door neglect” is through rigorous product testing and third party certification. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Safetyflex Barriers’ Springline 50 wins prestigious 2019 ADS Security Innovation Award

Alan Pratt (chief security, science and innovation officer at the Home Office) has presented the 14th annual ADS Security Innovation Award to Safetyflex Barriers at Security & Policing 2019 in Farnborough. The company won the award for Springline 50, a new generation of...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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“Organisations should be doing more to achieve privacy accountability” asserts GPEN

The Global Privacy Enforcement Network’s (GPEN) annual intelligence gathering operation has looked at how well organisations have implemented the core concepts of accountability into their own internal privacy policies and programmes. The joint study, known as the...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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All-new counter-terrorism information sharing platform links Government and private sector businesses

A new multi-million pound counter-terrorism project designed to keep members of the public safe by enhancing collaboration between business, industry and the public sector has been announced by Ben Wallace, Security Minister at the Home Office. This joint initiative will see a...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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Home Secretary chairs meeting of senior police officers to discuss tackling violent crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has chaired a meeting with police leaders from across the country to discuss what more can be done to tackle serious violence. Chief constables from seven forces, which have seen the highest levels of serious violence, met alongside Sara Thornton (chair...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019